Alma Veenstra

Adventures of a psycholinguist

That was UICM5!

Thanks to co-organizers Fanny Stercq and Nicolas Ruytenbeek, assistants Isabelle Lorge and Marlein Rusch, and everyone who participated, it was a very interesting two days!

Click here to find the program book with abstracts

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UICM5 news!

Finally some UICM5 news!

We have been working hard to put together an exciting program for our upcoming conference. It promises to be two very interesting days of talks and posters on the impact of bilingualism: an excellent opportunity to learn about the state of the art in an intimate setting in lovely (and multilingual) Brussels.

We managed to include one more key note speaker: Sue Fletcher-Watson from the University of Edinburgh will tell us all about bilingualism in autism. Her talk completes the line up of key note talks which already included Ton Dijkstra (NL), Istvan Kecskes (US), Napoleon Katsos (UK), and Antonella Sorace (UK).

A provisional schedule can be found on the conference website, HERE.

Registration for presenters has opened, and the general registration is now open as well. To register, please download and fill out the registration form and return to UICM5.Brussels@gmail.com. Deadline for the general registration is September 1st.

We have some space for additional poster presentations, please drop us a line at UICM5.Brussels@gmail.com if you are interested!

Hope to see you in Brussels on 24-25 September!

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More UICM5 info

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to May 1st. So if you hadn’t already sent in your abstract, you now have two more weeks to do so! See below for submission guidlines.

In the spirit of the UICM conference series, the keynote sessions by Ton Dijkstra, Napoleon Katsos, Istvan Kecskes, and Antonella Sorace will deal with bilingualism and the semantics/pragmatics interface. However, please note that we are welcoming abstracts for talks and posters on the impact of bilingualism on cognitive and linguistic development, more generally.

Registration will open in July. The fee for junior researchers (BA/MA/PhD students) is EUR 50, the fee for senior researchers is EUR 80 (this includes lunch on both days and drink/snacks). ULB members can participate free of charge. There will be a conference dinner on the first day, 24th of September, for which you can sign up separately.

Hope to see you all at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on 24 and 25 September 2015 for the 5th edition of the Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models conference!

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Abstracts are restricted to one page A4 (including figures, tables, and references). Please leave out any identifying information from the abstract. The abstract should be submitted in pdf format to uicm5.brussels@gmail.com, with in the body of the email the title, author names, and affiliations. Please also indicate whether you want to be considered for an oral presentation, a poster presentation, or both. The deadline for submission is May 1st 2015. Abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee, and notifications of acceptance will be sent out around July 1st 2015.

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Call for abstracts

We are pleased to announce the 5th edition of

Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models (UICM5)

held at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, on 24 Р25 September 2015.

http://UICM5.ulb.ac.be
Submission deadline: April 1st, 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 1st, 2015

Invited Speakers:
Ton Dijkstra (Donders Institute/Radboud University Nijmegen)
Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge)
Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York)
Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh)

This edition focuses on the connection between bilingualism and semantics/pragmatics:

How does bilingualism influence utterance interpretation? Can we identify differences in semantic or pragmatic skills between monolinguals and bilinguals? How about bi-dialectals? What are the mechanisms leading to these differences? We welcome researchers from various backgrounds to share their work on cognition and interpretation and invite them to a lively discussion of views and results.

Abstracts are invited for oral presentations (20 min. presentation plus 10 min. for discussion) and poster presentations. Abstracts are restricted to one page A4 (including figures, tables, and references). Please leave out any identifying information from the abstract. The abstract should be submitted in pdf format to uicm5.brussels@gmail.com, with in the body of the email the title, author names, and affiliations. Please also indicate whether you want to be considered for an oral presentation, a poster presentation, or both. The deadline for submission is April 1st 2015. Abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee, and notifications of acceptance will be sent out around June 1st 2015.

We hope to see you in Brussels in September!

On behalf of the UICM5 Organizing committee,

Local organizers: Isabelle Lorge, Nicolas Ruytenbeek, Fanny Stercq, and Alma Veenstra

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We have a date!

Every other year, the ULB organizes a conference on Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models. The fifth edition will focus on the effects of bilingualism on utterance interpretation and semantic/pragmatic skills. We are very excited to have Antonella Sorace, Napoleon Katsos, Istvan Kecskes, and Ton Dijkstra as keynote speakers. UICM5 will take place in Brussels on 24 and 25 September 2015.

The daily organizing committee consists of Isabelle Lorge, Nicolas Ruytenbeek, Fanny Stercq, and Alma Veenstra. We are proud to announce that UICM5 will also have a poster session. A call for abstracts is expected to go out in January, so stay tuned!

 

 

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